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Legal Guides and Resources

We have a variety of informative guides and resources that, while no substitute for advice from one of our experts, help explain the different types of personal injury claims and provide information on employment law matters.

We also provide introductory guides to UK employment law for trade union members, their representatives and officials.

Read, download or print our selection of factsheets and useful resources, developed by our expert teams here.

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Small Claims Big Impact: Fact sheet

The Chancellor announced in the autumn statement (Wednesday 25 November 2015) plans to limit access to representation and proper compensation for people injured in road accidents by increasing the small claims limit from £1,000 to £5,000.

Cycling accidents involving stolen or untraced cars and uninsured drivers factsheet

This fact sheet contains information for cyclists who have been involved in a ‘hit and run’ collision with an untraceable driver, or if the vehicle involved is uninsured or stolen.

Five steps to follow after a cycling accident: Fact sheet

If you've been involved in a cycling accident, our fact sheet has information and advice about what to do next.

Road Safety Advice for Cyclists: Fact sheet

Commuting to and from work by bike can save you money and time, and has many health benefits. However it is vital to remember, and abide by, the rules of the road whether you are cycling for recreation or to commute to help protect you, and other road users from serious injury.

Staying Safe on the Roads in Winter: Fact sheet

Road safety is particularly important in the winter months when driving conditions tend to be worse and the likelihood of harsher weather conditions is higher. Learn more about staying safe on the roads.

UK Car Insurance: Profits, costs, dividends and premiums

Business is booming for the top four car insurers – as you can see from their own financial reports, summarised here.

Working with Us: Important information about your personal injury case

This booklet contains useful information about the different stages of making a personal injury compensation claim.

Road Accidents: Introduction to claiming compensation

This guide has need-to-know information about making a compensation claim following a road accident - whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.

ASLEF: Membership Legal Cover

ASLEF members using the union legal service from Thompsons Solicitors keep 100% of their compensation – whatever the injury, however complex the claim.